Hair and Beauty

Beauty Therapy Level 2 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will commence September and will be completed in one year.

Entry requirements

  • Two GCSEs grade 3 plus English at grade 4 or above
  • Or Level 1 Beauty Therapy

You will achieve

  • Beauty Therapy Technical Certificate Level 2
  • Other qualifications and participation certificates where appropriate

Course overview

This course is perfect for anyone who hopes to build a career in this popular industry, this course will give you the skills you need to become a successful beauty therapist, working at a salon, in a spa, on cruise ships or on your own. In addition to beauty treatment techniques, you will learn vital health and safety skills.

Course content

This course will help you develop a foundation of beauty therapy skills required in industry:

  • Provide facial skin care treatment
  • Lash and brow treatments
  • Carry out waxing services
  • Provide manicure services
  • Provide pedicure service techniques
  • Provide make-up services
  • Provide gel polish
  • Anatomy and physiology

There will be continuous assessment of practical and theory work. Assessment of theory work includes written tests and tasks, which are collated along with evidence of practical and oral assessment in a portfolio.

You will be required to purchase an essential equipment kit, uniform, shoes and text books before starting the course using order forms which will be provided prior to enrolling onto the programme.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

On completion of the programme you may wish to progress to a further one year study completing Level 3 Beauty Therapy qualification.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Beauty Therapy Level 2 Full-time

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